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Post by schuette » Sat May 22, 2004 7:51 am

you realise evil that by the time everyone has put their penny's worth in every album is gonna be mentioned :wink:
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Sat May 22, 2004 7:52 am

schuette wrote:you realise evil that by the time everyone has put their penny's worth in every album is gonna be mentioned :wink:
OK, I've got an idea. Buy the bloody lot. :twisted:
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Post by awip2062 » Sat May 22, 2004 8:35 am

I see that the By-Torians are taking real good care of you EvilCheeseWedgie. Personally, I agree with gedding all the lps, but esp A Farewell to Kings, Moving Pictures, and Caress of Steel, considering your tastes.

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Post by KaelMwithascrubbrush » Sat May 22, 2004 4:49 pm

I'm going to chip in a recommendation for Signals and Test for Echo. Sig is a great turning point album for the band ("New World Man" is off the album)...has some great riffs, solid drumming and bass playing...although there are some complaints about Alex's playing on it. I think Signals marks the beginning of Alex taking a different approach to his instrument, a more atmospheric approach. Somepeople like it, others don't (Alex's admiration for Andy Summers of The Police really shows up in several songs). Personally, I think "Digital Man" is just about the most unique rock song I've ever heard--great off the wall lyrics, interesting arrangement, and fabulous playing (Neil really hits on this one!). Test for Echo is a gem! Neil calls it his masterpiece, and I think he's onto something...very subtle playing and an interesting new approach to his instrument (the album was made after he did a tribute to the odds on favorite for greatest drummer ever, Buddy Rich, and after Peart took up lessons again with jazz great Freddy Grubber). My favorite tracks off the album are "Half the World," "Totem," and "Limbo"...a great instrumental...that really let's Mr. Peart shine.

...Oh and I can't forget a pitch for Permanent Waves. Some knockout playing on it ("Spirit of Radio" comes off this album). "Entre Nous" is one of my favorite songs from the boys, along with "Natural Science."

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Post by *Lifesonite » Sat May 22, 2004 5:08 pm

Well, this will sum up ALL of them for you... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW

A collection of 16 Rush CDs :P Since we cannot decide on one or two to suggest you must buy them all. That poor fellow must be in dire straits to sell his Rush collection!! :x
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Post by Sir Myghin » Sat May 22, 2004 7:52 pm

thats missing power windows though, power windows is vital

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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Sun May 23, 2004 3:29 am

Still, it pretty comprehensive. Why no live albums though?
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Post by *Lifesonite » Sun May 23, 2004 7:20 am

I dunno, it's not my auction, lets all e-mail them and ask! :twisted:
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Post by EndlesslyRocking » Sun May 23, 2004 8:02 am

Slaine mac Roth wrote:Still, it pretty comprehensive. Why no live albums though?
Good point.

Let me make a brief pitch for my favorite live work: Different Stages.

All of the live stuff has merit, but I thought DS really captured the feel and energy of the band quite well. RUSH in Rio is pretty good too (if you have a DVD player, that's a good place to start), but I like the setlist from DS better.

Regardless, you should pick up something to represent the concert part of RUSH fandom.
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Sun May 23, 2004 2:37 pm

I wouldn't go for ESL though - I think that is the worst thing Rush have released. I mean, a live album where the tracks are faded in and out.
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Post by *Lifesonite » Sun May 23, 2004 2:46 pm

ESL was the first one I got! :shock:
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Sun May 23, 2004 2:48 pm

Everyone's got to start somewhere
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Post by *Lifesonite » Sun May 23, 2004 2:50 pm

You're right though, I don't listen to it anymore. :wink:
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Sun May 23, 2004 2:54 pm

Know what you mean - I can't remember the last time I listened to it either. If I listen to live albums, its either Rio, Stages or one of my boots.
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Post by EndlesslyRocking » Sun May 23, 2004 6:20 pm

Slaine mac Roth wrote:I wouldn't go for ESL though - I think that is the worst thing Rush have released. I mean, a live album where the tracks are faded in and out.
Flat and uninspired, for the most part. Poorly mixed and/or produced originally (although the remaster is better).

I think ESL gives the wrong impression of RUSH as distant, uninvolved types. That's not at all what a RUSH concert is like.
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